Friedrich Christian Delius

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Friedrich Christian Delius
Friedrich Christian Delius (2012)
Friedrich Christian Delius (2012)
Born (1943-02-13) 13 February 1943 (age 75)
Alma materFree University of Berlin, Technical University of Berlin
Notable awardsGeorg Büchner Prize, Joseph-Breitbach-Preis
Years active1966–present

Friedrich Christian Delius (born 13 February 1943) is an acclaimed German writer.[1][2]

He was born in Rome and grew up in Wehrda (since 1971 among the constituent communities of Haunetal) and Korbach in the state of Hesse. He studied German literature at the Free University and the Technical University in Berlin. He graduated in 1970 and went to work in publishing. Between 1970 and 1978, he worked at the publishing firms Klaus Wagenbach and Rotbuch.

He has published more than a dozen novels and a number of poetry collections. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has won numerous German literary prizes including the Joseph Breitbach Prize, the Georg Büchner Prize, and the Critics Prize. He is a member of the Freien Akademie Hamburg, the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung and the Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Since the late 1970s, he has divided his time between Berlin and Rome.